Drag Race star Gigi Goode comes out as transgender


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Image: Gigi Goode/Instagram

RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Gigi Goode has come out as transgender and opened up about her eight-month transition journey.

The performer shared a lengthy video with her Instagram followers in recovery, four days after undergoing facial feminisation surgery.

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“Right at the beginning of the year, I decided to begin the process of hormone replacement therapy,” Gigi explained.

“For those of you who don’t know, is the process of taking oestrogen and testosterone blockers as a means of bringing in the woman and pushing out the man.

“At least that was my process with it.”

Gigi said, like many, the COVID-19 pandemic had given her “crucial” time to herself to reflect.

During her Drag Race season, the performer previously explained she identified as genderfluid.

“If the world hadn’t shut down, I really wouldn’t have been able to process it further,” she said.

Gigi Goode says she’s legally changing her name

Gigi Goode said HBO series Veneno, which has an all-trans cast and follows the true story of trans Spanish singer and TV star Cristina Ortiz Rodríguez, “opened her mind” to her own identity.

“It completely opened my mind up to who I am and who I’m supposed to be,” she said.

“I do identify as a trans non-binary person, but I prefer she/her pronouns.”

The performer said she’s also undergoing the “long, strenuous process” of legally changing her name to Gigi.

However she added she was excited to give her fans updates at this point in her transition.

Gigi Goode was runner-up on Drag Race Season 12

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Gigi Goode was a runner-up on the season 12 of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Last month, Drag Race season six queen Laganja Estranja also came out as a proud transgender woman.

Laganja explained at the time she “tried to be male and be in-between”.

“The truth is, I’m a feminine entity and I can live this life,” she said.

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